Monday, 13 June 2011

From Dada to Surrealism

Van Dada tot surrealisme : Joodse avant-garde kunstenaars uit Roemenië, 1910-1938
From Dada to Surrealism : Jewish Avant-Garde Artists from Romania, 1910-1938
Joods Historisch Museum, Amsterdam
June 1 - October 2, 2011

From Dada to Surrealism is the first-ever survey exhibition of Jewish avant-garde artists from Romania. In the early twentieth century, the art world was taken by storm by the fearless experimentalism of Tristan Tzara and Marcel Janco, who were among the founders of Dada at the renowned Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. Along with Victor Brauner, M.H. Maxy, and the older artist Arthur Segal, they were present at the birth of several influential avant-garde movements. They also inspired the younger artists Jules Perahim and Paul Páun, two pioneers of Surrealism. Some of these artists are well-known to art lovers, but few people realize that they share a common background: they were all Jewish and born in Romania. The exhibition includes more than eighty works of art, most of them from Romanian museums and private collections but also from other collections worldwide. Most of these works have never been exhibited outside Romania before. A richly illustrated book accompanying the exhibition will be available at the JHM Museum Shop and elsewhere.

Virtual Exhibition: From Dada to Surrealism.